Green Tara: Compassion in Action
Green Tara is a compassionate being ready to step down from her lotus to offer comfort and protection from all of the sufferings we experience in the world. She is shown in a posture of ease and readiness for action.
While her left leg is folded in the contemplative position, her right leg is outstretched, ready to spring into action. Green Tara’s left hand is in the refuge-granting mudra; her right hand makes the boon-granting gesture.
In her hands she also holds closed blue lotuses, which symbolize purity and power.